Monday, 25 June 2012

Adobe Fireworks CS6

What is Fireworks?

Adobe® Fireworks® CS6 software helps you create beautiful designs for websites and mobile apps in a snap, without coding. Deliver vector and bitmap images, mockups, 3D graphics, and interactive content for popular tablets and smartphones.
Produce mobile themes in Adobe® Fireworks® CS6 software with support for jQuery, and add CSS sprites from design comps. Extract clean CSS3 code for web, smartphone, and tablet apps. Boost productivity with improved redraw performance for Mac OS and memory management for Windows®. Change colors more quickly with the enhanced color swatch.

Improved CSS support

Save time and preserve your design's integrity by cleanly extracting CSS elements and values (such as color, font, gradient, and corner radius) using the new CSS Properties panel. Once you have the code, copy and paste it directly into Adobe Dreamweaver® CS6 software or other HTML editors.

New jQuery Mobile theme skinning support

Create, modify, or update jQuery themes for mobile websites and apps, including CSS sprite images.

Quicker access to color

Quickly switch between solid, gradient, and pattern color effects. Apply opacity control separately to Fill and Stroke dialog boxes to achieve better control and precision. Change colors more quickly with the improved color swatch.

Create CSS sprites

Easily create CSS sprites from design comps. Mock up complete web pages and export layouts with external style sheets in one step.

Improved performance

Work smarter in a responsive environment with faster redraw in Mac OS. Improved memory management supports files up to four times larger on 64-bit Windows® systems.

API access

Access the API to generate extensions. Benefit from community-driven extensions.

Updated symbols and templates

New symbols for iPhone, Windows Phone 7 and other popular platforms, as well as updated templates can help boost your design workflow.


  1. Dude, multicam editing is a huge pain. I’ve been doing it for event shoots and promos and interviews for ages now and I’ve sort of given up my social life for it. This - makes multicam editing look like child’s play. I have to get this. NOW!

  2. Fireworks CS6 / Showcase - Yoohoo

    Yoohoo Web & Graphic Design utilizes the Adobe Creative Suite Subscription Edition as an affordable way to provide cutting-edge services and collateral for their clients.

  3. Fireworks CS6 / Showcase - National Health Council

    Fig Leaf Software rebuilt the NHC website using Fireworks, significantly reducing development time and effort.

  4. There’s creativity in everyone and just because you don’t know how to draw or can’t sketch something beautiful, it doesn’t mean you can be a professional designers. I’ve been playing with illustrator, much like this - and I’ve learned that there’s as much beauty in creating new designs using designs themselves as there is in drawing or painting or composing something from scratch.

  5. Watch the Adobe Creative Suite 6 Roadshow videos on demand...

  6. I started playing with InDesign CS3 as an amateur and sort of figured it out by myself over the past few years. Fortunately, the magazine I work for doesn’t need much more than page layouts so I managed without any real professional help. Recently when they decided to go digital I kinda shat myself. Fortunately this roadshow video - helped me learn a lot about interlinking, dynamic layouts and all that and basically gave me enough confidence to take on this new project head first!

  7. I run a website dev. company and I took a lot of time getting adjusted to the new features and managing to learn how to use them in Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver. Fortunately, Adobe hosted this roadshow which taught us really well how to maximize the use of the features in the new CS6 suite. Definitely helped a lot!